Twerking film from 1910

I haven't seen the Miley Cyrus twerking video, but I just watched Danish silent film star Asta Nielsen dance in this 1910 film called Afgrunden and I am guessing this one is better. (Via Nag on the Lake)

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  1. lol, Steamtwerk.

  2. Although Asta Nielsen appears to have sufficient booty to effectively twerk (which Miley does not), twerking is a long long way from what she is doing. To twerk you gotta get low and shake it so that your buttcheeks slap together. She appears to be doing some kind of emo butt rub dance with the tied up guy...

    To quote Nicky Da B: "...spread your legs, arch your back, go up and down and make it clap"

  3. Yowza. But does she like her guys tied up, or is she rescuing him by secretly freeing his hands while she distracts the guards?

  4. KipTW says:

    Ohhhh. See, I thought she said "Stand there and I'll work your bonds loose."

  5. I haven't seen the Miley Cyrus twerking video

    Why would you start with this?

    Clearly you've heard about her performance, and see fit to comment on the hubbub that's followed it, but why make a point to wear this statement like a badge?

    Maybe I'm making a mountain out of a molehill, but that really came off to me like "well, I'M a little too hip to have watched that trash, but for the rest of you..."

    Because if not, I assume the thought process would either go "I guess I should take one minute to watch something I'm referencing" or "I probably shouldn't make a point to emphasize that I'm not going to."

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